166: Skiing in Iraq & Afghanistan, plus Ice Swimming in Samoens

In Episode 166, we discuss skiing in Iraq and Afghanistan with Ashley Hartz and James Willcox from Untamed Borders, as well as ice swimming in Samoens with Cathy Munro.

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  • Patrick Thorne is the author of ’Around the World in 50 Pistes’ and was on the podcast in Episode 162 (3:45)
  • Alex Irwin from 150 Days of Winter reported from Courchevel, France (5:30)
  • Dave Burrows from SnowPros Ski School reported from Courmayeur and Pila in the Aosta Valley, Italy (6:30)
  • Keith Webb reported from Badhofgastein in Austria (10:00)
  • Gethin James reported from Cairngorm Mountain in Scotland (11:44)
  • Gethin joined us for Episode 162 to tell us about skiing in Solden 
  • Find out about the new Rannoch chairlift at Glencoe Mountain 

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